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    Love it!!!

    Love it!!!
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    You are welcome, good to see the successful...

    You are welcome, good to see the successful builds.
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    I have all the drawings in AutoCAD format, if you...

    I have all the drawings in AutoCAD format, if you would like them. I will need you to PM me your email address so I could send them you.
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    Broken Halo, hopefully I can help answer your...

    Broken Halo, hopefully I can help answer your questions.



    If I was going to make the hammock without the bug net I would forgo the zipper and just attach the 135" x 8" piece to the main body by...
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    Cool. I am real excited to see and hear of the...

    Cool. I am real excited to see and hear of the sucess that DIY builders have had so far. I have been out of the loop for a while and kind of on the back burner. Been involved with my other hobby...
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    That size would fit real nice. I am 5'8" and the...

    That size would fit real nice. I am 5'8" and the 8ft is real comfy.

    TheXringHunt
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    The bug net is somewhat stretchable and conforms...

    The bug net is somewhat stretchable and conforms to the shape of the hammock.
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    Normal seam allowance was put in the plans. But...

    Normal seam allowance was put in the plans. But if you were planning on doing the falt felled seam that takes a little bit more fabric than the normal seams. Even if you don't add in a little extra...
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    I weighed both the hammock and the tarp and it's...

    I weighed both the hammock and the tarp and it's just under 5 lbs. But I didn't build mine out of the lightest material either. I am sure one can get the weight down a lot more than I did.
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    Which One?

    Ok now that I have built and used my WBBB clone hammock and used it a bunch of times with a foam pad I decided to finally build an underquilt for it. I wanted to toss this out to get an idea of what...
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    I am 5'8" and sleep comfortly in the 8' version...

    I am 5'8" and sleep comfortly in the 8' version but I was thinking of building one of the 9' version the next go around.
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    I really don't have an opinion on that. ...

    I really don't have an opinion on that. Personally I like to do things in layers. It is simpler to take off when you start getting warm and put on if you get cold. If the insulation is sewn in...
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    Yep, that is right. The red line in your diagram...

    Yep, that is right. The red line in your diagram is sewn to the straight edge and the yellow follows along along the other side of the shelf that is not attached to the hammock body. One thing I...
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    Thanks for pointing that out Jazilla, I was...

    Thanks for pointing that out Jazilla, I was trying to get around to answering later today. Yes continue up to finish out the foot box. See the attached photo, it shows the symmetrical bug net but...
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    PM Sent TheXringHunt

    PM Sent

    TheXringHunt
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    When I built mine I made the 8ft version which...

    When I built mine I made the 8ft version which doese fit my 5ft 8in height and I sleep comfortably. But if I were to build another one I think I would go with the 10ft version just to give me a bit...
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    Seams allowance was included with these plans.

    Seams allowance was included with these plans.
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    Sticky: Well they look good to me and they measure about...

    Well they look good to me and they measure about what mine came out to be. The only thing I would suggest on the next one is doing the locked brummel and tapering the ends of the bury. But all in...
  19. Thanks for another great video.

    Thanks for another great video.
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    Looks good, you will love that first over night...

    Looks good, you will love that first over night hang.
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    Did you taper the end? That really helps when...

    Did you taper the end? That really helps when feeding the tag end through.
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    Well for tonights second rainy evening project...

    Well for tonights second rainy evening project was another stuff stack (opens on both ends) for my DIY WBBB Hammock and I put a pocket with shock cord in the lip to put the tree huggers and hammock...
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    DIY Stuff Sacks

    Spent this rainy evening and made me a few stuff sacks for my DIY BlackCat Tarp and Tarp Stakes. The smaller tarp stake stuff sack fits inside the larger one with the tarp. I think I will make a...
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    Hmmm... Now I have to order some new feet for my...

    Hmmm... Now I have to order some new feet for my thread injector. This hems look great.
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    Sticky: Fronkey, love your videos. Top notch.

    Fronkey, love your videos. Top notch.
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    No problem at all I am glad to help out. ...

    No problem at all I am glad to help out.



    Thank you. I know what you mean, that was one of the biggest reasons I put the drawing together. First so I can wrap my brain around it and then to...
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    It is a second layer of nylon sewn in to serve as...

    It is a second layer of nylon sewn in to serve as a patch to help strengthen the neck between the footbox and shelf. It is critical to put it there as to help absorb the strain.
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    Sorry it was a very crazy day and this is the...

    Sorry it was a very crazy day and this is the first time I was able to sit down at the computer.



    Well the hammock did very well, I like it very much and will not sleep not the ground again. :D...
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    Well it is after 11 pm, 72 deg out, crickets...

    Well it is after 11 pm, 72 deg out, crickets chirping, and I am laying in my DIY WBBB hammock testing it out for the night. Ahhhh...... Zzzzzz
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    I built mine with 10 in of bury and that seemed...

    I built mine with 10 in of bury and that seemed to work out fine for me.
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    Try...

    Try http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9349

    or

    http://www.samsonrope.com/site_files/12-Strand_AmSteel-Blue_Whoopie_Sling_Splice_2008.pdf
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    Set my hammock up for a test hang and my daughter...

    Set my hammock up for a test hang and my daughter wanted to try it out. I had a very hard time getting her out. Looks like I will have to make her one too. You got to love the DIY projects.
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    Thank you Jazilla for the kind words. ...

    Thank you Jazilla for the kind words.



    Newzy,
    Also you could look at the other link I started about the DIY WBBB Patterns I also started. In my quest to build this hammock I found the biggest...
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    Perrito, No this was mt first attempt hammock...

    Perrito,

    No this was mt first attempt hammock using the DIY plans from this site. I haven't built hammock number two using my corrected plans yet, other than my test hammock which came out...
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    Jazilla, Yeah, it fit like a glove when I just...

    Jazilla,

    Yeah, it fit like a glove when I just laid out the shape on the bug netting, took a deep breath before cutting out the shape, and then sewed it one. It was far easier than setting up...
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    Well when I picked the colors I wasn't trying for...

    Well when I picked the colors I wasn't trying for the stealthy look or to blend in the environment, I went with what was on sale at the time when I bought the fabric. Ha ha, yes the tarp is...
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    My DIY Project is Done

    Well it is finally done! Here is my version of the DYI WBBB Hammock and BlackCat Tarp. I did have the hammock done a few weeks ago but I had to wait to get my final suspension stuff all purchased,...
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    For the ridge line you would want to use a...

    For the ridge line you would want to use a Flat-Felled Seam. There is a bunch of web pages showing how to make this seam as well as YouTube videos. Good luck.

    TheXringHunt
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    Knotty, Personally I have not seen a WBBB in...

    Knotty,

    Personally I have not seen a WBBB in person so I had to look and look some more over a bunch of photos to get a feel on the design. It wasn't until I built one using the DYI plans that...
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    The SymiBird Hammock.... now I like that. :lol:...

    The SymiBird Hammock.... now I like that. :lol:

    TheXringHunt
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    Ok I need to repost all the plans drawings. When...

    Ok I need to repost all the plans drawings. When I first posted them I thought I had removed all the errors before sending them to the forum and apparently I forgotten to save the changes to the PDF...
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    Sticky: Well I finally did it. Here is my DYI Black Cat...

    Well I finally did it. Here is my DYI Black Cat Tarp I made a few weeks ago. I followed the instruction on this thread with the 5 to 1 silicone to mineral spirits mix, dunked it, and then hung it...
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    Good guess on the size of the test hammock, for...

    Good guess on the size of the test hammock, for the record it is just a bit over 1/4 scale. The RL is about 25 inches long and the pattern I started with was one for an 8'-0" hammock.

    I am not...
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    Dragon360, The good assembly instructions can be...

    Dragon360, The good assembly instructions can be found in the first two links I provided.

    TheXringHunt
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    DYI WBBB Hammock Thoughts (Plans)

    Ok after building my DYI WBBB hammock using the combination of the "DIW "WarBird" WBB style hammock" plans from this forum and from the "Black Goat Gear Double Layer Hammock Pattern" I realized...
  46. Small earth magnets work great too. ...

    Small earth magnets work great too.

    TheXringHunt
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    Well good for you than. I felt like I made my...

    Well good for you than. I felt like I made my share of mistakes too. But for some reason or another they all kind of worked out. Even though my hammock has turned out so far I have the desire to...
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    No I did test the hammock a few times on the...

    No I did test the hammock a few times on the right trees before I started the final measurements for doing the bug net for the right form and fit so I can have it right. But when I did test the...
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    Well what I did is set the hammock up with a...

    Well what I did is set the hammock up with a temporary suspension system to mock the final set up because I am waiting for the permanent stuff to be shipped to my house. The temporary rigging I had...
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    No problem at all and good luck with the build. ...

    No problem at all and good luck with the build. I finished up putting in the bug net in mine last night. Now I need to finish up my final suspension set up and I am good. There are a fe...
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